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Anna Gregerson
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Attended Augustana College
Lives in California
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Fun to look back through happy times and big moments and small with Kevin Gregerson, our family and friends. 
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Now THIS is what knowing your market looks like.....HAWT!
Sometimes when the marketing geniuses in advertising try to tap into the female psyche, they get it all wrong. But sometimes it's so spot on that it's like they've been reading your diary.
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Suspected this all along - one of the problems of marrying a man 5+ years older than you - aside from the issue of CAN a man nurse a wife as well or as intensely as a wife nurses a husband....there is the issue of them being that much older. Older men were great to marry - more mature, stable, secure in themselves - and men are notorious for going for the younger woman. This is the darker side of that - My DH is 8 years older and I'm already dealing with some of his real health and physical limitation issues. Luckily, know a lot about reasonable accomodation and adaptive equipment and now he signed up for physical and occupational therapy - He's totally worth it - but the question still is out there - what happens when I turn 65,70,80? The next big thing? Pre and Post Retirement SPAS for women.
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Cool. As a parent, always suspected our sons were only compliant about 70% of the time - and put in lots of backup protections accordingly. This series confirms what we knew then - and what our parents knew - just realistic about how much a given kid (esp sons) will actually listen and actually do. Both parents and kids are just human beings - and that's on a good day. Nothing wrong with that - just that it has always been a concern when other parents insisted their kids would "never" or would "always"....for that matter that the PARENTS would "always" or "never". Because reality is humans are both amazing and completely capable of screwing up big time, no matter what age. I hope this series does start a lot of conversations both between parents and kids - and between kids & kids ----and adults & adults. About the ideal action - but then what to do if you don't make the ideal choice....or realize that your kid is not going to make the right choices 100% of the time. Kids, parents, adults, society - needs to work with a model that is way more realistic.
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The many strengths of ADHD that smart hiring managers, investors, team members want to be sure to use. ADHD is rampant in Silicon Valley - California and Australia have the highest incidence of it in the world. It is believed that for Silicon Valley, it actually fuels innovation - It doesn't always happen naturally - but if you can get/give a person a vision, provide support and structure to carry out the amazing number of ideas, ability to see non tradiitonal solutions and strategies, courage to speak up rather than follow along - you have a stealth weapon. Companies often call these rock stars, visionaries, disrupters, innovators - and CEO's, Founders, Entrepreneurs. Keep a lookout for them. They're pure gold.
The flip and more positive side of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (aka attention deficit disorder).
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When my late husband was going through chemo and recovering from leukemia, there were a lot of rough days and nights for both of us - Michael felt sad that he was so sick that he couldn't help at all and in fact was taking up a lot of time and energy.  Leave it to a truly good man to want to cherish and take care of the people he loved - esp me -  in the middle of the hardest time ever.  

We had been together 30 years ----- and he had gotten me through the best and worst of times, just as I had for him --- we were "we" and whatever happened, we were in it together.  

It just happened that this song kept coming up on the radio - on the hospital music station - on the clinic Muzak.  We started dancing to it - which was a challenge as Michael was either in bed, a chair , a guerney or a wheelchair -----

So we learned to chair /bed/gurney/wheelchair danced to this - including dips at the end every time.  Leukemia could not stop "us"  We danced more than we had in years in fact.  Take THAT, leukemia!

He did go into remission - but ironically tripped and fell hitting his head and dying of subdural hematomas.  It has been a shock and a hard time -

But when I heard the song today, I realized it truly is still one of our songs - but that "best thing"   includes so many people who have been there for/with us ---- both us two and our kids, family, his friends etc....  

All despite time zones, work schedules, personal challenges.  I will always cherish our 30 years of couplehood. It is an added bonus that his love prepared me for being able to see, respond, trust  and .... participate ..... in other kinds of love - friendship, family, colleagues, kids, grandkids, neighbors, former parishioners and so much more....  Thank you for being the best thing that has ever happened to us - and now me.  
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Finally one of the GOP has the nerve to step up to their masters
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Worth reading beyond the headline. Not surprisingly women bring huge success to some settings - but not to others - wow, just like guys! - I am one of those that contributes most in a mixed group - and is turned off by competition as purpose. Been there, done that...pointless.
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Is your brand ready for the "L" word?
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Create Connections to Success - Writing,Marketing,Sales, Laughter
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  • SanDisk
  • Remedy
  • Venturi Partners
  • Carepanion/Kaiser
  • The Churchill Club
  • Bell Microproducts
  • Alum Rock Counseling Center
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  • Iowa Governor's Office
  • Woodbury County Community Adtion
  • Sioux Valley Hospital
  • Wayward Adults
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The Great Midwest - Washington DC - Iowa, South Dakota, Illinois, Minnesota - California
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Anna Gregerson has been writing to change the world for over 15 years.  She is passionate about the power of words  She often uses humor as a catalyst for insight. 
 
She is the founder of several community agencies and programs. Causes have included: Domestic Violence, Disability Access & Education, Youth, Family Health, Anti Poverty, Healthcare, Senior Services and Life Transitions.  She is experienced and trained in needs assessments, community systems, organization management, grantwriting, fundraising and education
 
During her career in for profit public corporations, she has largely worked with Sales and Marketing to sucessfully bring together strategies, consumer wants, brand promise, products, messaging, connection and ultimately sales.  This has inevitably included contracts management, vendor negotiation, purchasing, cross functional teamwork and acquiring a taste for fresh designer coffee on site. 
 

She is passionate about the engagement of customers with businesses.  Social Media is a welcome newcomer.    She has  believed in the concept  for over a decade  and was ready for the technology to catch up.   People can find her on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Delicious and soon at a redesignated blog.

Services and Opportunities - The Millennium and living in the San Francisco Bay Area pretty well requires that each person have two or more streams of income.  Anna's are corporate employment with her consulting business. 
 
Available for full time and contract work including:
  • Proposals
  • Market research and analysis
  • Integrating social media into market strategy
  • Virtual Specialist/Assistant
  • Sourcing services and products
  • Writing  - Creative, Marketing, Business
  • Grant research/ Grant writing
  • Spreadsheet design
  • Customer support/relationship building
  • Resource and information broker
  • Event Planning/Management
  • California travel
  • Coaching

People and companies  wishing to work with her can contact her  at annagregerson007@gmail.com  Professional profile and recommendations  at http://www.linkedin.com/in/annagregerson

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Exceptional results in sales and marketing through three economic downturns. Driving a 1998 Firebird Formula. Co-Founder of community agencies and programs.
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  • Augustana College
  • Mission College
  • Augustana College
  • Waldorf College
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